Mammary Gland


Alveoli of Mammary Gland : An alveolus is a round balloon-type structure surrounded by lactocytes the cells that make milk. The lactocytes take various components from the blood and convert them into specific ingredients in breast milk. Each lobule in the breast contains 10-100 alveoli.

A mammary gland is an organ in female mammals that produces milk to feed young offspring. Mammals get their name from the word "mammary." In humans, the mammary glands are situated in the breasts. In ruminants such as cows, goats, and deer, the mammary glands are contained in the udders. The mammary glands of mammals other than primates, such as dogs and cats, are sometimes called dugs.


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